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ESPAÑOL 101 SECCION_____________
1. Just as English, Spanish irregular verbs have evolved because of spoken
usage and ease of pronunciation. For example, compare the sounds of the
word teno with the word tengo. The second sounds cleaner and clearer.

2 . The forms of tener and venir mirror each other except in the “nosotros”
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3. Both tener and venir belong to two categories of verbs known as:
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4. There are several verbs that have –tener as a suffix and they conjugate
the same as tener. This suffix often carries the English suffix of _________.

abstener ___________________ contener _____________________

detener ____________________ sostener _____________________
entretener __________________ mantener ____________________
obtener ____________________ retener ______________________

5. Tener has three situational usages:

A. __________________________________ (tener)
B. __________________________________ (tener que + infinitive)
C. __________________________________ (tener + feelings/age)

6. Now you try some sentences with tener and venir on the back.

A. Carmen is thirsty. ___________________________________________

B. The old one is ninety years old. ________________________________

C. Are you (familiar) hot? _______________________________________

D. Miguel and Raúl come from Spain. _____________________________

E. We are coming at two in the afternoon. __________________________

F. Are you (pl) coming to the market on Monday?

G. The men are coming with the women?


H. I come from the United States. ___________________________________

I. I have many new friends. ________________________________________

J. We are hungry. ________________________________________________

K. My familia is afraid of big dogs. __________________________________

L. Are you coming to school? _______________________________________

M. The teacher has to teach a hard lesson. ____________________________

N. The student comes from a good family. ____________________________

O. The small girls are ten years old. _________________________________

P. I am cold in the Spanish class. ___________________________________

Q. The thin books have to end with a easy word.


R. On Wednesday my mother is coming from Peru.

S. Who has to practice the music? __________________________________

T. When do we have to eat Spanish tacos? ___________________________

U. Why do you have to finish the lesson? _____________________________